In 2017, Tammy Bradford and her family experienced devastating storms, both physically and spiritually. That year, as her 52-year-old husband battled stage 4 lung cancer, they began searching for a church. Then one Sunday, their youngest daughter contacted them after visiting Faith Church.
“She said, ‘Mom, you need to get online and listen to this service,’” Bradford says. Bradford logged onto Facebook Live and watched as Faith Church’s lead pastor Steve Huskey preached a message about faith and Jesus being a believer’s anchor.
“It connected with everything that I was going through at the time,” Bradford says. “I knew that I just had to go and be in a service.” Read the article here.
Across Twin Rivers Unified School District, teachers and administrators are working together to boost learning and help students make the grade on standardized tests like the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Read the article here.
In factories, in offices, and behind the wheel, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is taking on jobs humans used to perform exclusively. But what about in your doctor’s office? A growing number of physicians are turning to a form of AI—machine learning-based decision support systems (ML-DSS). This technology helps clinicians mine and synthesize enormous amounts of data—electronic health records, patient demographics, MRI images, pathology reports, and research studies, for example—to aid their decision-making. Read the article here.
Digital technology is adding new dimensions to oral care. Just ask Daniel Givan, D.M.D., Ph.D., professor of restorative sciences in the School of Dentistry. “We’ve had more changes in dental technology in the last five years than in the previous 100 years,” he says. And those innovations are helping dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and others tailor care and treatment to fit each patient’s unique needs. Here are five ways 3-D is shaping smiles: Read the article here.
In his 2015 self-published memoir, I Hear My Angel Sing, Sean Suggs, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMM), describes his early childhood experiences, including his parents’ divorce, his mother having to move with her children back to rural North Carolina to live with their grandmother, and how for a year, he and his siblings picked tobacco and fruit on a nearby farm—from dawn to 6 p.m.— to help support the family. “It taught me that you must work hard to achieve great things in life,” says Suggs. “It also taught that I wanted more in life than just being a field worker.” Read the article here.